Devlin honoured by France

Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin, BA'82 (Economics), has received France’s highest decoration.

Following in the footsteps of former Western University President Paul Davenport, Devlin has been awarded France’s National Order of the Legion of Honour in recognition of his efforts to promote strong relations between the Canadian and French Armies while he was Commander of the Canadian Army.

The National Order of the Legion of Honour was established by French Emperor Napolean Bonaparte in May 1802 to recognize distinguished accomplishments of service to France and is the highest decoration in France.

“I am tremendously honoured to receive this award from France,” said Devlin. “The French Army is an important ally to Canada and it was rewarding to have strong, courageous and professional French and Canadian soldiers working together.”